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Chillies being eaten by pest? Help!?

Something is taking big bites out of my chillies / eating the whole thing. I have had bugs eat the leaves before but never had something actually eat the whole chillies.

Does anyone know what it could be and what I can do to stop it? 


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391
    Could you let us know a bit more about where they are growing?  Assuming indoors in the UK, my best guesses would be cats (there's a claw-like mark on one in the 1st photo) or mice.  There are small caterpillars which will eat peppers/chillies from the inside but those bore a hole in the top near the stem and there is usually evidence of their droppings (like brown sugar) on leaves below.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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